Florence M. Bailey


John Muir


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Your letter about my book was especially grateful. To know that you like my settings is a substantial comfort. I had worked on the handbook so long that when it was done I felt almost as if my usefulness [was?] over, but the work that after all I like best, and had put aside for it, was on the country itself, so it is peculiarly comforting to have you feel that I have something left to say. How to say itto interest nature [lovers?] in general, and yet get in the wayside science that I want in is the difficult question.We were all taken by [storm?] by your grand canyon article. I am thankful that you have done it. No one else could have expressed the canyon.Mr. Bailey joins me in hearty New Year wishes to you all,Yours sincerely,Florence M. Bailey


Washington, [D.C.]

Date Original

1903 Jan 14


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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Reel 13, Image 0064

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